2023 Census Data Highlights: Nelson Region

Published: Wed 29 May 2024 05:19 PM
Stats NZ released the first data from the 2023 Census today – census usually resident population, Māori descent, age, ethnicity, and dwelling counts at a national level, regional council level, and territorial authority (cities and districts), and Auckland local board level.Top line statistics* for the Nelson region include:The census usually resident population totalled 52,584 in 2023 (up 3.3 percent since the 2018 Census).6,990 people of Māori descent were counted in the 2023 Census, accounting for 13.3 percent of the regional population. The Māori descent population increased 10.3 percent between the 2018 and 2023 Censuses.For the proportions of people by ethnic group in the Nelson region in 2023:84.7 percent were European11.9 percent were Māori2.8 percent were Pacific peoples8.6 percent were Asian1.4 percent were Middle Eastern/Latin American/African (MELAA)1.3 percent were Other ethnicity.
Note: Ethnic group is a self-determined affiliation, with people identifying as belonging to one or more ethnicities. Māori counts are measured in two ways in the census. Māori descent is based on whakapapa, while ethnicity is a self-determined cultural affiliation.The median age of people living in Nelson in 2023 was 44.0 years, compared with 43.4 years in 2018.22,845 dwellings were counted in the census (an increase of 6.1 percent since 2018).

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